CenterView: September 12, 2011
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Swati Dhar, Cancer Institute research fellow, fills and organizes empty shelves with lab supplies.
The record $85 million in grants and contracts that UMMC received in fiscal year 2011 is helping researchers unravel the mysteries of cancer, diabetes and other deadly diseases, paying stipends for students and improving Mississippi's health-care infrastructure through communication systems and outreach programs.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center is training more health-care professionals to serve Mississippi than ever before. In keeping with its mission of educating students at the professional, graduate and post-graduate levels, the state's only academic health sciences campus has seen its enrollment climb to a record high this fall.
Expanded resident learning opportunities and unique patient care services led to a recent growth spurt in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, resulting in six physicians joining the group in five months.
For many University of Mississippi Medical Center employees, the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 invoke memories of being glued to television news coverage, reeling from the indelible images of suicide hijackers crashing planes on U.S. soil.
Most mornings, Dr. Kristi Henderson is up at 5:15 to squeeze in a five-mile run before heading into work. And it's important for her to keep her endurance up, especially after taking on yet another role in a career defined thus far by an ever-expanding range of responsibilities.
Medical Center employees who donated blood during each of UMMC's four quarterly blood drives during 2010-11 were recognized during the Drive to Give Appreciation Luncheon Sept. 6 in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union. Dr. James Keeton, third row, fifth from left, vice chancellor for health affairs, Dr. LouAnn Woodward, third row, third from right, associate vice chancellor for health affairs, and David Putt, third row, fifth from right, UHHS chief executive officer, joined Renee Howard, second row, second from left, chair of UMMC's Blood Drive Committee, and committee members Valerie Miller, third row, left, Reba Tullos, third row, second from left, Dr. Ayman Asfour, third row, third from left, and Betty Willis, third row, second from right, to honor the four-time donors, including, front row from left, Erica Brown, Leah Stockman, Patricia Banks, Dr. Brad Ingram and Russell Boles; second row from left, Kathy Pipitone, Mary Albin, Barbara Short, Rachel Lockhart and Cyndi Scott, and third row from left, Peggy Thompson, Amy Surmeli, Carolyn Chaffin and Tammy Pruitt.